Rivals recruiting analyst Mike Farrell said the following today about USC: “Is it me or is USC really reaching on some kids this cycle? When is the last time you’ve seen this many three-stars in its class? I think a lot changes if and when Clay Helton gets fired and whoever is left to clean up the mess will have some work to do. This isn’t disparaging three-stars at all by the way, but USC has always been a four- and five-star recruiting program and I can’t see why that has changed.”
Does Farrell realize USC has not signed a universally recognized four-star recruit in more than a year? Or that 80 percent of USC’s 2020 class is ranked three-stars or below according to 247sports.